The Background of The Dragon’s Staircase by Everly Archard – Guest Blog and Giveaway


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Background of The Dragon’s Staircase
by Everly Archard

The Dragon’s Staircase—and the Kyndall Family Thrillers—began with an idea born from the mind of the talented, McKenna Grey. Initially, McKenna had written a basic concept several years ago, which she revisited in 2015. At that time, she decided that she wanted to move forward with the series, but she didn’t want to do it alone.

Meanwhile, I had thought about co-authoring for several years now, but I had yet to find someone who I meshed well enough with. On the suggestion of our mutual editor, Lorraine, McKenna approached me about co-authoring a series of romantic suspense books. I was immediately intrigued—albeit a bit nervous. I’d always had a strong love for paranormal and fantasy romance and I wasn’t certain that I had what it took to venture into the genre.

Never the one to shy away from a challenge, we began the collaboration process in September of 2015. Together, we had one goal: We sought to create a fast-paced, romantic suspense series, filled with compelling characters, breathtaking locations, and pulse-pounding mystery. After a few personal delays, we had our first draft completed in May of 2016.

So far, we have planned out four books in the series. Each book will focus on one of the Kyndall siblings. Since the dawn of the Kyndall Thrillers, we now have several more series pre-planned for the next several years. Co-authoring has been an amazingly rewarding experience and the birth of a beautiful friendship. I can’t wait to share this exciting adventure with our readers and the many more to come!

mediakit_bookcover_thedragonsstaircaseFBI Agent Alexa Kyndall devoted eight years of her life to the search for justice, showing no mercy to the guilty and depraved. When she joins a special task force to bring down a serial killer, Alexa encounters the most unexpected criminal of her career.

When a child witnesses a brutal slaying, Alexa’s life becomes intertwined with Craig Pierson’s, a man with his own haunting past. They join forces, only to discover they must put everything on the line in a pulse-pounding struggle to protect and survive.

Nestled in a small town in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina, The Dragon’s Staircase is an intriguing, nonstop adventure that will keep readers enthralled from start to finish.

Enjoy an excerpt:

“Oh, shut up.”

The alarm beeped until she punched in the code. Alexa dropped her keys into the wooden bowl on the stand by the front door, dropped her handbag over a coat rack peg, and leaned against the closed door until she heard the click. She had seen in Craig’s eyes what must surely have been reflected in her own. The wanting, the need, and the impossibility of any kind of liaison between them. She was a wasted effort in the relationship department, and the sooner they both figured that out the less chance of heartache later.

She noticed the cold for the first time since entering, and this time the shiver through her body wasn’t from Craig. She pulled the pistol she’d slipped into her handbag back at Craig’s house. Jordan would still be out on the wilderness journey, or “trek” as they called them in their family. Why then did she not feel alone in the spacious house set back in the woods and away from anyone who could hear her scream?

“Get a grip, Alexa.” She walked through the lower level, checking every window and door, and did the same upstairs. The coldest of the air emanated from her bedroom and it was in the doorway she stood and surveyed the dark room. Everything was as she left it, except for the envelope propped against her mother’s old jewelry box on the dresser.

Her finger lay loose and ready near the trigger as she walked across the room, moonlight guiding her way. Alexa. The script on the front of the envelope appeared all too familiar and Alexa knew the nightmare had returned, but this time he was real.

About the Authors:McKenna Grey is the contemporary alter-ego of award-winning historical romance and mystery author MK McClintock. Never one to limit her imagination or ignore possibilities, she decided to venture into the realm of contemporary romantic suspense and thrillers.

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Everly Archard is the pseudonym of award-winning paranormal and fantasy romance author D.D. Miers. Her passion for romance with an edge led her to explore the world of romantic suspense.


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  1. Thanks for hosting!

  2. James Robert says:

    Happy Friday! Have a good one and thanks for the giveaway!

  3. Lisa Brown says:

    congrats on the book tour and thanks for the chance to win 🙂

  4. Who are some of your favorite authors; what strikes you about their work?

    • Edward Rutherford, Kathleen Woodiwiss, Catherine Coulter . . . to name a few, but there are so many. My top favorites tend to stay the same, but new authors make the list every now and then. I like to connect with characters and I like to be kept guessing and enthralled. If a book does that, then I’m a happy reader! Thank you for visiting!

  5. Sounds like a great read.

  6. I’ve enjoyed following the tour for The Dragon’s Staircase and I’m looking forward to checking it out! Thanks for sharing all of the excerpts and interviews along the way 🙂

  7. Thank you so much for hosting us on this very fun tour!

  8. Nicole Wetherington says:

    Great post!

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